The striking Goede Verwachting or Great Expectations with elegant flowing lines was built in 1907. In 2009, this Dutch Tjalk has a beautifully redesigned interior fitted to a high standard. The hull has been selected and designed especially for comfortable living without compromising cruising capabilities.
She benefits from two bedrooms. One large double and a large single. The double bedroom has a triple wardrobe, under bed storage, large storage compartments, two double storage compartments with shelving with beautifully crafted doors and a radiator. The bedroom also has access to the front of the boat and four porthole windows.
The large single bedroom will accommodate a double bed and bedside cabinets, a radiator and has one large porthole window.
The bathroom consists of a full size bath and power shower, a modern large sink with under storage, a long worktop/shelf, a toilet, five large shelves for ample storage, an extractor fan, large mirror and a radiator. The vacuum ceramic toilet can either pump to a cassette or to a holding tank for pump-out.
The long hall accommodates a tall cupboard and three double cupboards with shelving and two large portholes.
The spacious lounge has a dining area, space for large sofa’s, units and shelves, a large diesel stove and a side hatch. Both the lounge and the kitchen have dog boxes which allows ample light within the boat. The spacious kitchen has been tastefully partitioned from the lounge and has all the modern appliances, electric hob and oven combo, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. There are twelve cupboards with shelving, one of which has two pull out storage shelves and 12 drawers
The width, length, depth and propulsion system are all designed to make cruising on the British broad and double narrow canals very comfortable indeed. She will travel up the Grand Union to Birmingham and across the Kenneth and Avon to Gloucester –
Specifications:Dutch Tjalk NEW
Vessel Name: Goede Verwachting or Great Expectations
Vessel Type: Dutch Tjalk
Engine(s): Mercedes Engine: 50bhp which could be increased with an different (active) fuel pump.
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She can take an outing on the sea along the coast to reach the northern canals and rivers or for access to the canals in France.
Under the front deck is further storage and access to the electrical switch board and batteries. Heating is provided by an 8000watt Kabola Old Dutch diesel stove with coil to four additional radiators.
The design is based around running a one fuel system, a 6,7KVA generator powers all the appliances on board with the help of a Victron Quatro (3000w/90amp) and 880ah battery pack. Propulsion is provided by a Mercedes Engine. Both systems have their separate tanks for tax disclaimer purposes. The display and remote controls/monitoring for the system are centralised in the kitchen for easy access and control. Both engines are cooled by a skin tank and via the 100liter Calorifyer providing ample hot water for a bath in quick time.